Jobs in Lakewood, California, United States

Location and Population. Lakewood is a bedroom community in Los Angeles County, located on a flat coastal plain 10 miles inland from Long Beach and 25 miles south of downtown LA. Its population, estimated at 81,138 in 2016, is comprised mostly of Non-Hispanic Whites (37%), Hispanics (31%) and Non-Hispanic Asians (21%), with 22 percent foreign-born. Median household income is high, unemployment and poverty are low, and cost of living is reasonable.

Origins. After inheriting the Montana Land Company in 1926, Clark Bonner built the Lakewood Golf Course and Lakewood Village on converted farmland. In 1933, he developed but did not implement plans for another Lakewood community. Early in WWII, Bonner and other developers put up several assembly-line housing tracts for war workers (Mayfair, Lakewood City, Lakewood Gardens). After Bonner’s death in 1949, the company sold out to the Lakewood Park Corporation, which implemented the 1933 plans, putting up a large shopping center and 17,500 homes in record time between 1950 and 1953. Many returning veterans took out federal loans to buy their first home in Lakewood Park. In 1953, the city of Long Beach sought to annex the entire unincorporated area of Lakewood, but except for Lakewood Village, the move was opposed by a majority of residents in all other tracts and neighborhoods. They voted to incorporate as a separate city and on March 10, 1954 Lakewood came into being with 70,000 residents, 105 miles of paved and lighted streets, the Lakewood Golf Course, the Lakewood Shopping Center and cost-saving contracts for municipal services with Los Angeles County – a widely-imitated innovation still in use.

Economy. Many new homeowners in Lakewood were blue collar workers employed in the post-war aerospace and oil industries of Long Beach. Depletion of the oil fields and ending of the Cold War caused a drop in employment in both industries, starting in the mid-90s. Nevertheless, Boeing still remains the largest private employer, and some oilfields are still active.  In addition, the expansion of global trade stimulated growth of the shipping industry and the Port of Long Beach is now the second-busiest in the U.S. and a major employer. The economic base of Lakewood itself is primarily commercial/retail, with almost 3,000 businesses located there today.

Character. Lakewood is a stable, older city which prides itself on community involvement, activities for families and environmental conservation. Many original residents and their offspring still live there, along with newer first-time homeowners. The city has many charming streets, lack of local traffic, easy freeway access, lovely weather and generally kind and caring people. Although at first neighborhoods were segregated racially, by the mid-70s the city was fully integrated. The housing stock consists mostly of the original tract homes. They have been well-maintained, and provide good quality for affordable prices. There is some gang violence imported from elsewhere, but sheriff patrols keep the situation under control.

What Makes Lakewood Special

EVENTS

Pan American Fiesta: A Lakewood tradition since 1945, established to bridge differences and celebrate commonalities between North and South America, held in May each year.

PUBLIC STRUCTURES

Lakewood Civic Center: Location of the Lakewood City Hall, the Center at Sycamore Plaza (a venue for large meetings and events), the Iacoboni Library, and the Sheriff’s Station.
Veterans Memorial Plaza: Commemorative bricks for veterans with a connection to Lakewood placed around the monument in Del Valle Park. SHOPPING AND FOOD
Lakewood Center: A shopping city since the 1950s, with one of the largest malls in southern California, and a hub for community activities.

SPORTS, RECREATION, OUT OF DOORS

Lakewood Parks and Recreation District : Manager of 10 parks 2 community centers,
2 senior centers, 1 equestrian center, 1 dog park, picnic and barbecue areas, 2 seasonal swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, after-school programs, community gardens
San Gabriel River Bike Trail: A 7-mile paved cycling path from Lakewood to the sea.

United States California Lakewood
147 jobs found best matches / newest jobs
Part-timeSeeking care for my mother in her 70s. Services needed: bathing / dressing, medication prompting, transportation, light housekeeping, errands / shopping. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience caring ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
I am an only child who needs help caring for my very compliant, talkative mom. Duties will include helping her with very light exercise, bathing, medication, light housecleaning, playing cards and reminiscing.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Number: 1946445BREmployment Type: Regular Full-TimeJob Category: RetailShift: AnyRegion: 039 : Southern CaliforniaAddress Line 1: 5301 Lakewood BlvdCity: LakewoodState: CaliforniaZip Code: 90712Career PreviewTo ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Allied Universal
Overview We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
We need live-in home care to take care of my mother in Lakewood.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 14th February
Allied Universal
Overview We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Security Officer - Mall new Add to Favorites
Allied Universal
Overview We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
I have a fifth-grade daughter who needs homework assistance and tutoring for English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. I would like her homework checked and reviewed to help ensure she understands the concepts. She ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 18th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Part-timeI need senior care provider with experience. Would like care giver to be Male, Age 25 to 45. Our care concerns are: Mobility, Medication Prompting, Mobility Assistance, Help Staying Physically Active, Bathing / ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Part-timeLakewood family needs a part-time tutor for Test Prep.
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Universal Bankers at U.S. Bank break the mold of what it means to be a banker. Focusing on sales and service, Universal Bankers open accounts, handle teller transactions, inform customers of other products and services ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by assisting the store manager in executing store operations during scheduled shifts.This job deploys partners and delegates tasks so that partners ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February
Job Summary and Mission This position contributes to Starbucks success by providing legendary customer service to all customers. This job creates the Starbucks Experience for our customers by providing customers with ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 19th February